Inbound tourism performance in Britain

Looking for detailed inbound visitor statistics?

You can explore a wealth of data, covering inbound tourism trends, visits to nations, regions, counties and towns in Britain, as well as find out popular activities undertaken by visitors in Britain.

2022 tourism forecast

Interior view of the Sky Garden, London, England. People sitting at tables with the sun setting over the London skyline seen through the large glass window.
Read our forecast for the volume and value of inbound tourism for 2020.

2020 inbound data

Great Dixter House
Find the official 2020 volume and value figures for international visitor statistics from the International Passenger Survey.

Monthly data

Aerial view of Bamburgh Castle on the coast of Northumberland, England.
View the latest available monthly data for volume and value of international visits from the International Passenger Survey.

Quarterly data for the UK overall

Sudeley Castle - Spectacle of Light, Gloucestershire, England.
Take a look at the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits to the UK overall by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

Quarterly data by UK area

Dunnottar Castle at sunset, Aberdeenshire, Scotland at sunset.
Filter by nation or region the latest available data from the International Passenger Survey for the volume and value of visits by overseas residents for the most recent quarter.

2019 inbound data

Large flock of birds at sunset near Palace Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England.
View headline statistics for latest full year of data.

Inbound trends by market

Young couple hiking in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, walking along a paved footpath
Explore our interactive charts to see how tourism to the UK from different overseas markets has evolved over recent years.

Inbound trends by UK nation, region & county

Caernarfon castle overlooking the Menai straits, Wales.
Information on how many overseas visitors went to different parts of the UK including data on nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the English regions, counties, and cities/towns.

Inbound trends by UK town

Night time view of the Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge and Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England lit up at night.
Find out the top towns for inbound visitors to Britain, as well as how many visits were made by overseas residents to the UK's towns.

About the International Passenger Survey

Woman and dog on a paddle-board, Snowdonia, Wales.
The ONS carries out the IPS - anonymous face-to-face interviews undertaken with a random sample of passengers as they enter or leave the UK.

Further resources

Footpath in Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England. Drystone wall, wooden gate and signpost.
In this section you will find signposts to other sources of tourism market intelligence for the UK and its constituent nations.